Life Science Lunch

 "Indiana's longest-running, statewide educational and networking program"

Presented by:

   Barnes and Thornburg

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 Now Available - Watch the video from recent lunches

January 2016 -Alzheimer's Disease, from Cause to Cure

February 2016 - Clinical Trials from a Study Site Perspective

March 2016 - New Opportunities and New Attacks: The Evolution of Patent Law, Intellectual Property Law, and Litigation Reform Efforts Since the America Invents Act

June 2016  - FDA Guidance: An Abundance of Information in 2016

July 2016: Women in Life Science Leadership

Life Science Lunch Video Archive



About the Series

The Indiana Health Industry Forum and Barnes & Thornburg LLP partner to present a monthly seminar series on critical issues in life science. Each month, at lunch, a policymaker or a panel in the field of life science will be available to answer questions concerning the major challenges and opportunities in the life science industry. We hope you will join us.

There is no charge to attend, but please register so we know how many lunches to order. Please see registration page for details. Some of the discussion questions will be submitted to the speakers in advance.

Topic/Time/Date - Tuesday, January 17, 2017

January Lunch Program

 Understanding 21st Century Cures for Drugs and Devices

 This month we’ll discuss the 21st Century Cures Act – a $6.3 billion, nearly 1,000-page, comprehensive legislation package that passed the U.S. House and Senate in late December 2016. 21st Century Cures overhauls the way drugs and devices will be coming to market; the legislation offers grant funding to states to help fight the opioid epidemic and addresses mental health laws and resources. It also places a big emphasis on research funding – especially for cancer and neurodegenerative diseases – and patient rights. All of these factors are expected to change the research-to-commercialization pathway. Please join us as we learn more about the act and its impact on patients, regulators, and large and small companies.


11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Eastern)
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (Central)

 (Lunch Provided at all participating B&T Offices)
Formal Presentation by Video Conference
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Eastern)
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Central)

Moderator and Speakers



 Jeanne Haggerty, Senior Vice President, Federal Government Relations

Lynn Tyler, Partner
Barnes & Thornburg LLP


Kristin Jones
Indiana Health Industry Forum


The program is video broadcast to a number of Barnes & Thornburg offices and participating locations across the state and country.  The primary location is the Barnes & Thornburg office at 11 S. Meridian Street in downtown Indianapolis.  Please select from the locations below when registering.  Maps to locations are provided in the table below.




 New Albany

 Next Presentation


Tuesday, February 21, 2017
 11:30 am- 1:00 pm (Eastern)



Registration Open


Sunday, January 22, 2017